Safe Families for Children

A national movement giving help and hope to families in crisis

About

Safe Families for Children is a network of volunteer host families that extends the community safety net by providing parents with a loving respite home where they can safely place their children in times of crisis, such as illness, incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse or domestic violence.

Safe Families gives parents in crisis time, support and flexibility to work through challenges without fear of losing custody of their children. Parents are encouraged to maintain contact with their children during program participation, with the goal of being reunited in their own home. Host families, prompted solely by compassion, are screened, trained, and serve without compensation. These dedicated community members are recruited through local congregations and community organizations.

 

How can you help?

Become a Safe Families for Children volunteer, become a Host Family or donate online.

Our Stories

Read the stories of people in your community being helped. See all our stories.

Grants Provide Critical COVID-19 Relief to CCS

Grants Provide Critical COVID-19 Relief to CCS

Beginning February 2020, Catholic Community Services, an essential health and human services organization, quickly adapted to the new COVID-19 pandemic protocols while also handling increasing demand for services and expanding programs to include telehealth and food...

Lindsey’s Story

Lindsey’s Story

When it became impossible to hide the marks of a relationship that had become both verbally and physically abusive, Lindsey felt she had no choice but to drop out of high school Soon, she again had to make a tough life decision to protect her infant daughter by...